Post # 1
Hi everyone…my first post on this board!
So I am on birth control because I have incredibly painful periods. As in the pain is so bad I nearly vomit/pass out, definitely can’t go to work. We will be getting married in a couple of months and want to start trying right away. My big decision is when to stop using the pills.
Has anyone else found themselves in a similar dilemma? Any thoughts/advice?
Post # 3
I would say ask your doctor. I don’t have the same pain but another condition that bcp really helps with and is the easiest solution. So my doctor definitely wanted to know when I planned to stop taking it so he could monitor and provide alternatetreatment.
Post # 4
@SapphireSun: I agree. It’s definitely worth a trip to the doctor.
I don’t have the painful periods issue, but I’ve been doing some research on TTC after the pill. Most of the advice is to allow 3-4 months after you stop the pill to start TTC. That gives your body time to adjust after the hormones.
Post # 5
I would go to my doctor concerning this if I were you. I have very painful periods and I believe it to be due to endometreosis, but they can’t actually diagnosis this until they do a diagnostic laparoscopy. The medical term for painful menstrual periods is dysmenorrhea. Your doctor can perhaps perscribe muscle relaxers to use during the elevated pain that occurs during menstration and eliminate and reason for the painful perioids. He/she can also give you direction on becoming pregnant. I hate going to the doctor but sometimes it’s appropriate.
Great luck to you!
Post # 6
Ask your doctor because different birth controls have different pros and cons (relief of your pain vs how soon after taking it can you concieve). Good luck with everything and I hope your dr can provide you with some advice!
Post # 7
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This was what had me start on birth control pills when I was 13 – extremely painful periods. They diagnosed me with PCOS which explained things, but it’s a good idea to do a doc check before you start TTC anyway, just as precursor. 🙂
Post # 8
thanks everyone – I have spoken to my doctor who told me to just take advil. when I told her this doesn’t do anything, she gave me a prescription for something else which I haven’t picked up yet, but I believe it’s similar to advil and not a muscle relaxer. She actually told me not to wait to try after stopping the pill because many women find they are most fertile in the first few months after they stop and having been on the hormones will not hurt the baby. She said that doctors used to advise that but there is new evidence to prove otherwise.